Tag: Africa

Air Lease Corporation announces lease placement of 18 Boeing 737-8 with EgyptAir

Air Lease Corporation has announced long-term lease contracts for 18 new Boeing 737-8 aircraft with EgyptAir, the state-owned flag carrier of Egypt. These new Boeing aircraft are confirmed to be delivered to the airline from 2025 through to 2026 from Air Lease Corporation's (ALC) order book with Bo...

Swissport joins IATA focus Africa initiative

Swissport International has announced its participation in the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) "Focus Africa" initiative. The initiative is a major commitment to support the transformation and growth of aviation in Africa. As a partner of the IATA "Focus Africa" initiative, Swi...

RwandAir enhances fleet with seventh Boeing 737

RwandAir enhances fleet with seventh Boeing 737

RwandAir is continuing its fleet expansion with the delivery of its seventh Boeing 737 aircraft. The Boeing 737-800, registered 9XR-WY, will be based at the carrier’s Kigali hub and will offer customers a leading experience in the skies. Operating throughout Africa and the Middle East, the a...

African Development Bank commits over $23 million to Rwanda’s new Aviation Centre of Excellence

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a $23.6 million loan for the construction and equipment of a new aviation training facility in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. The proposed Centre of Excellence for Aviation Skills (CEAS), including an aircraft hangar, will pa...

As African Aviation Traffic Builds, Boeing Forecasts Demand for 1,025 New Airplanes

Boeing projects that intra-African passenger traffic will more than quadruple in the next twenty years, placing the continent’s growth among the highest globally. To support this, 1,025 new airplanes will be needed over the next two decades. Overall African air traffic growth is forecast at ...

Ethiopian Airlines increases Korea-Africa services after 10th anniversary of services to Seoul

Ethiopian Airlines has announced it will increase its passenger flights to Seoul in South Korea to six per week, from October. The African carrier said the increase in the frequency follows "fruitful discussions" between the aeronautical authorities of Korea and Ethiopia, adding that "the additio...

Flutterwave Joins With IATA to Simplify Payments for Airlines Serving Africa

Flutterwave, Africa's leading payments technology company, has joined the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) payment orchestration platform to facilitate travel to sub-Saharan Africa. With this integration, airlines across the world are able to process payment from customers throu...

airBaltic Adds Agadir as the Second Destination in Africa for Winter Season 2023

The Latvian national airline airBaltic announces the addition of a new route, Riga–Agadir (Morocco), to its flight schedule for the upcoming winter season, starting from the end of October 2023. The first flight of this new route is scheduled for November 4, and the flight duration is expected ...

Ethiopian Skylight Africas largest hotel Gets a Grand Opening

Ethiopian Airlines Group holds a grand opening of the largest hotel on the African continent as it inaugurates the second phase of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel. Ethiopian Airlines opened the first phase of Ethiopian Skylight Hotel back in January 2019. With the new extension, the hotel now has a t...

IATA’s “Focus Africa” to Strengthen Aviation’s Contribution to African Development

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is launching “Focus Africa” to strengthen aviation’s contribution to Africa’s economic and social development and improve connectivity, safety and reliability for passengers and shippers. This initiative will align private and public stak...

Air Senegal Selects RateGain to Emerge as the Leading Airline of Africa

RateGain Travel Technologies Limited, a global provider of SaaS solutions for travel and hospitality, announced today that Air Senegal, the national carrier of the Republic of Senegal, has selected RateGain's AirGain product to accelerate its growth in a dynamic market by getting access to accurate ...

Milan Bergamo welcomes first direct connection to UAE

Milano Bergamo Airport witnessed the arrival of its first direct connection to the United Arab Emirates yesterday with the launch of Air Arabia’s flight to Sharjah. The Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier (LCC) has commenced a four-times weekly link to the metrop...

airBaltic Participates in A220 Demo Tour in Africa Together with Airbus

The Latvian airline airBaltic participates in an aircraft manufacturer Airbus’ demonstration tour in Africa, showcasing its A220-300 aircraft to customers, international media and other guests. During the tour, airBaltic’s A220-300 visits two destinations in the region. Thus far, airBaltic...

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Africa’s First 787 Dreamliner Delivery

Ethiopian Airlines and Boeing today celebrated the 10th anniversary of the first 787 Dreamliner delivery to the African carrier. Over the past decade, Ethiopian Airlines has utilized the outstanding capabilities of the 787 to sustainably grow its long haul network across the world, making its hub...

Ethiopian to Welcome Amman to its Extensive Network

Ethiopian to Welcome Amman to its Extensive Network

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest network operator in Africa has announced that it has finalized all preparations to commence a passenger flight to Amman, Jordan as of September 19, 2022. The thrice weekly flight will be operated as per the below schedule. Regarding the new flight Ethiopian ...

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